James D Logan


JAMES D. LOGAN, a farmer of Manor township, Armstrong county, was born Oct. 1, 1838, in Bethel township, this county, son of Thomas and Esther (Hood) Logan, the latter of who was born in Ireland, but came to the United States when quite young.

Grandfather John Logan was born in Ireland, and came to this country in young manhood, settling at Bakerstown, Allegheny Co., Pa., where he bought a large tract of land.

Thomas Logan, son of John, and father of James D. Logan, was born on the old homestead in Allegheny county. In early life he was a distiller at Bakerstown, continuing in that business ten years, and then came to Armstrong county. Here he bought a large farm, which he operated the balance of his life. The town of Logansport was named after him, and he died there April 13, 1897, and is buried in Manor cemetery. For many years prior to his demise he had been a member of the Presbyterian Church, serving same as elder for several years. His wife died in 1884. They were the parents of five children: William, Thomas, Martha, James D. and John A.

James D. Logan was educated in the local schools of Manor township, an academy, and the Iron City business college at Pittsburgh, from which latter institution he was graduated in 1862. He has devoted most of his active years to farming, with very gratifying results and has also followed his trade of carpenter, having been employed in that capacity at the Ford City plate glass works for twenty years.

In 1863 Mr. Logan was married to Adaline Boney, daughter of James Boney, of Armstrong county. They had five children: Harry W.; Carrie, deceased; Martha, deceased; Ollfree; and Myrtle, wife of E. E. Shaffer. Myrtle and Martha both died in 1910. Martha was a graduate of Kittanning hospital, and was a trained nurse; she was also a graduate of a New York hospital. Myrtle was also engaged as a nurse for about a year prior to her marriage.

Mr. Logan is a member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 792, of Brady's Bend, and has passed all the chairs in this lodge. For many years he has been a member of the Presbyterian Church. He has served as superintendent of the North Buffalo and Bethel townships Sunday school. When Pennsylvania called for help during the Civil War he enlisted in the 22d Pennsylvania Regiment and went out to defend his state, serving but a short time, however, when his regiment was honorably discharged in 1863.

Source: Page 716 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September, 1998 by Joyce Sherry for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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